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BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« on: April 14, 2008, 10:51:36 pm »
I'm not normally a fan of adverts but I thought this one for the BBC's medieval season was quite good:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ylTd5Ans-5Q&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ylTd5Ans-5Q&rel=1</a>

Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 01:06:03 pm »
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 01:31:22 pm »
The Stephen Fry show last night was excellent. :thumbsup:
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 09:19:52 pm »
Twas indeed.  It was obviously a subject that enthralled him.
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 09:25:52 pm »
I'm not normally a fan of adverts but I thought this one for the BBC's medieval season was quite good:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ylTd5Ans-5Q&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ylTd5Ans-5Q&rel=1</a>


Wow--as a former has-been never-was medievalist who likes animation and weird acoustic music, I'd love to see a higher-quality version of that. And the series that it is advertising.

So--is it a series, or a bunch of individual shows under one theme? And did S. Fry do just one, or all?
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 09:32:48 pm »
So--is it a series, or a bunch of individual shows under one theme? And did S. Fry do just one, or all?
Bunch, and just one.

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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 09:33:49 pm »
So--is it a series, or a bunch of individual shows under one theme? And did S. Fry do just one, or all?
Bunch, and just one.

OK--well, I hope (against hope) that BBC America will eventually show them.

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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 10:32:03 pm »
Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze  :thumbsup:

LOL, so that's what it was, I was listening to the 'original' clip, and was thinking, "I know this, what is it ... ?"

It's odd how you know you know something, but until you listen to the original, you can't place it.


So--is it a series, or a bunch of individual shows under one theme? And did S. Fry do just one, or all?
Bunch, and just one.

OK--well, I hope (against hope) that BBC America will eventually show them.

Well, I definitely wouldn't suggest that you look on UK Nova. <cough>

...and don't look under "MEDIEVAL SEASON - Stephen Fry and The Machine That Made Us" (this link will only work if you're logged in).
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 10:35:32 pm »
OK, I'll be sure not to do those things.  :)
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 12:59:58 pm »
Can you get the BBC iplayer in the States?
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 01:07:08 pm »
Can you get the BBC iplayer in the States?

No, it shouldn't work in the USA, on indeed anywhere outside of the UK.  I think it uses the IP address range to geolocate the user, which although not 100% infallible, is a fairly reliable way of locating users.
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2008, 02:40:35 pm »
I found that out the hard way--was looking forward to watching something, but then got the "sorry, you're a funny foreigner" message.
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Re: BBC Medieval Theme Tune
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008, 02:45:49 pm »
iPlayer works for me, but not if it is an article linked to from elsewhere on the BBC site.

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